Citizens of Action
Take action now by supporting the legislation on our Contact Congress page. Through the ACT NOW buttons, you can make your voice heard by letting your local, state and national lawmakers know you want them to introduce new animal welfare bills and vote for existing ones. And don’t forget to sign our petitions here.
Keep up on the latest in animal welfare news by following us on social media and alerting your followers to the opportunities to help the animals.
Donate to candidates and law makers who support better animal welfare laws. Support organizations like Animal Wellness Action that move forward public policy surrounding animals.
Seek opportunities to campaign and support legislators, law enforcement personnel, judges, and other candidates for public office who support animal welfare policies. Volunteering at their campaign offices, door-knocking, and phone banking are easy and productive ways to help. First, find out which of your lawmakers are supportive of animal welfare policies here.
Spread the news about legislation and legislative leaders. Write letters to the editor, post information on social media about key legislative items. Remember to thank lawmakers who carry animal protection legislation and help lead on our issues. You can find your lawmakers’ voting score here.
Further the dialogue surrounding animal welfare issues with friends and families. Make sure the people that care are getting the latest information by sharing our feeds.
Laws are of limited value if not enforced so it’s all our jobs to encourage law enforcement agencies to crack down on cruelty. And we CAN make a difference! After a shared campaign of Animal Wellness Action and The Center for a Humane Economy, Governor Inslee of Washington ordered the Fish and Wildlife Department to stop wiping out entire wolf packs of endangered wolves.
So be sure you speak out when you see an injustice against any animal by contacting executive agencies, such as agricultural and wildlife agencies. For any information you have about the inhumane treatment of captive, farmed or companion animals, wildlife trafficking or environmental crimes, you can call The Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice at 202-514-2701.
You can also help by sending any tips you have about the cruel spectacle of illegal animal fighting here:
Here are some cookbooks that will help you get started: